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Dates
1960
1965
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
015022001
Description
Full-length metal leg brace with leather collar at top, and leather-covered steel strap with buckle below the knee area; zipper closure on front of leather collar, with adjustable brown cotton lacing on either side; two bands of leather-covered steel attached on back of collar (for added support); …
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Accession Number
015022001
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Braces
External Fixation Devices
Orthotic Devices
Poliomyelitis, Bulbar
Rehabilitation
Description
Full-length metal leg brace with leather collar at top, and leather-covered steel strap with buckle below the knee area; zipper closure on front of leather collar, with adjustable brown cotton lacing on either side; two bands of leather-covered steel attached on back of collar (for added support); metal braces on either side of leg made up of three sections with pivoting join above knee area; height adjustment made possible by holes in bottom sections of braces; pins at bottom to insert in shoe.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Gordon Glencross
Maker
J. E. Hanger Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
1965
Date Remarks
Dates confirmed by receipts from Alexandra Hospital, Montreal
Material
metal: silver
leather: brown
fabric: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F1-2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Height: 87.0 cm Diameter: 16.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Wear, abrasions and soiling, especially in areas of contact with body
Reference Types
Documents; Internet
Reference Comments
Original documents (receipts, letter, biography supplied by family); Internet (J. E. Hanger Ltd.)
Research Facts
Leg braces made for Gordon John Glencross (b. 1920); diagnosed with polio in 1959 and hospitalized at the Alexandra Hospital in Montreal, Quebec from Aug. 15, 1959 - May 13, 1960; the leg braces were made for him by J. E. Hanger Ltd. and paid for on Jan. 20, 1960; he continued his rehabilitation at the Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation Centre at 1031 Ottawa Street, Montreal (see envelope with receipts) until June 1961; Gordon was an employee of The Bell Telephone Company of Canada.
J. E. Hanger Ltd. has been in business manufacturing orthotics and prostheses in Montreal since 1952; included with the hospital receipts was a letter from another patient, Raymond Trépannier offering support for his progress.
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Dates
1960
1965
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
015022002
Description
Full-length metal leg brace with leather collar at top, and leather-covered steel strap with buckle below the knee area; zipper closure on front of leather collar, with adjustable brown cotton lacing on either side; two bands of leather-covered steel attached on back of collar (for added support); …
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Accession Number
015022002
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Braces
External Fixation Devices
Orthotic Devices
Poliomyelitis, Bulbar
Rehabilitation
Description
Full-length metal leg brace with leather collar at top, and leather-covered steel strap with buckle below the knee area; zipper closure on front of leather collar, with adjustable brown cotton lacing on either side; two bands of leather-covered steel attached on back of collar (for added support); metal braces on either side of leg made up of three sections with pivoting joint above knee area; height adjustment made possible by holes in bottom sections of braces; pins at bottom to insert in shoe.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Gordon Glencross
Maker
J. E. Hanger Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
1965
Date Remarks
Dates confirmed by receipts from Alexandra Hospital, Montreal
Material
metal: silver
leather: brown
fabric: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F1-2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Height: 87.0 cm Diameter: 19.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Wear, abrasions and soiling, especially in areas of contact with body; cloudy appearance on front of leather collar
Reference Types
Documents; Internet
Reference Comments
Original documents (receipts, letter, biography supplied by family); Internet (J. E. Hanger Ltd.)
Research Facts
Leg braces made for Gordon John Glencross (b. 1920); he was diagnosed with polio in 1959 and hospitalized at the Alexandra Hospital in Montreal, Quebec from Aug. 15, 1959 - May 13, 1960; the leg braces were made for him by J.E. Hanger Ltd. and paid for on Jan. 20, 1960; he continued his rehabilitation at the Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation Centre at 1031 Ottawa Street, Montreal (see envelope with receipts) until June 1961; Gordon was an employee of The Bell Telephone Company of Canada.
J. E. Hanger Ltd. has been in business manufacturing orthotics and prostheses in Montreal since 1952; included with the hospital receipts was a letter from another patient, Raymond Trépannier offering his support for his progress.
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Dates
1960
1965
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
015022004
Description
Half-size leg brace worn below the knee; steel brace with dark brown leather collar at top; approximately 2/3 of collar has steel beneath the leather; leather strap with metal buckle; pin at bottom of brace for insertion into shoe.
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Accession Number
015022004
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Braces
External Fixation Devices
Orthotic Devices
Poliomyelitis, Bulbar
Rehabilitation
Description
Half-size leg brace worn below the knee; steel brace with dark brown leather collar at top; approximately 2/3 of collar has steel beneath the leather; leather strap with metal buckle; pin at bottom of brace for insertion into shoe.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Gordon Glencross
Maker
J. E. Hanger Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
1965
Date Remarks
Dates confirmed by receipts from Alexandra Hospital, Montreal
Material
metal: silver
leather: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F1-2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Height: 44.0 cm Diameter: 14.0 cm
Condition Remarks
shows wear
Reference Types
Documents; Internet
Reference Comments
Original documents (receipts, letter, biography supplied by family); Internet (J.E. Hanger Ltd.)
Research Facts
Accompanied donation of leg braces made for Gordon John Glencross (b. 1920), but only full-length leg braces were listed on hospital receipts; Gordon was diagnosed with polio in 1959 and hospitalized at the Alexandra Hospital in Montreal, Quebec from Aug. 15, 1959 - May 13, 1960; the leg braces were made for him and paid for on Jan. 20, 1960; he continued his rehabilitation at the Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation Centre at 1031 Ottawa Street, Montreal (see envelope with receipts) until June 1961; Gordon was an employee of The Bell Telephone Company of Canada.
J.E. Hanger Ltd. has been in business manufacturing orthotics and prostheses in Montreal since 1952; included with the hospital receipts was a letter from another patient, Raymond Trépannier.
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Dates
1960
1965
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
015022003
Description
heavy canvas strap with steel plate on one side; steel brace with hinged section attached to plate possibly for attachment to leg brace; leather strap and metal clasp.
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Accession Number
015022003
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Braces
External Fixation Devices
Orthotic Devices
Poliomyelitis, Bulbar
Rehabilitation
Description
heavy canvas strap with steel plate on one side; steel brace with hinged section attached to plate possibly for attachment to leg brace; leather strap and metal clasp.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Gordon Glencross
Maker
J. E. Hanger Ltd.?
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
1965
Date Remarks
Dates confirmed by receipts from Alexandra Hospital, Montreal
Material
metal: silver
leather: brown
fabric: beige
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F1-2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Diameter: 31.0 cm Height: 30.0 cm
Condition Remarks
worn
Reference Types
Documents; Internet
Reference Comments
Original documents (receipts, letter, biography supplied by family); Internet (J.E. Hanger Ltd.)
Research Facts
Accompanied donation of leg braces made for Gordon John Glencross (b. 1920), but unclear how this piece was used in conjunction with the leg braces; Gordon was diagnosed with polio in 1959 and hospitalized at the Alexandra Hospital in Montreal, Quebec from Aug. 15, 1959 - May 13, 1960; the leg braces were made for him and paid for on Jan. 20, 1960; he continued his rehabilitation at the Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation Centre at 1031 Ottawa Street, Montreal (see envelope with receipts) until June 1961; Gordon was an employee of The Bell Telephone Company of Canada.
J.E. Hanger Ltd. has been in business manufacturing orthotics and prostheses in Montreal since 1952; included with the hospital receipts was a letter from another patient, Raymond Trépannier.
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Collins respirator

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Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
997019004
Description
An iron lung consisting of a large cylindrical tube which opens at either end with porthole style windows along its shaft; the shaft is supported on a metal frame and is on wheels; includes a Wagner motor.
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Accession Number
997019004
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Respiration, Artificial
Ventilators, Mechanical
Poliomyelitis, Bulbar
Description
An iron lung consisting of a large cylindrical tube which opens at either end with porthole style windows along its shaft; the shaft is supported on a metal frame and is on wheels; includes a Wagner motor.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
This iron lung was used at Kingston General Hospital to treat polio patients.
Maker
Drinker-Collins
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Material
metal: turquoise, silver
Inscriptions
Stenciled on the machine; "Model No. 1950 // "79 // ONT Govt"; also: "MFG WARREN E. COLLINS, INC. BOSTON // Serial No. 2364Directions for Operating the Drinker-Collins Duplex Respirator" printed on the side
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-Floor
Dimension Notes
Length 167.0 cm x Width 71.0 cm x Depth 1.45 m
Condition Remarks
The foam around the portholes has badly deteriorated.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Internet: "cnews"
Research Facts
Iron lungs were used to treat polio victims who couldn't breathe because their chest muscles were too disabled.
Exhibit History
Canadian Museum of Civilization exhibit: "Caring Profession" L-2004-2 Feb 2005 - Sept 2006
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Dates
1952
circa 1952
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
000001445 a-c
Description
A cylindrical brown glass vial (b) sealed with a metal cap moulded over vial lip and neck, in a cardboard box (a) with a paper leaflet (c); vial has a paper label around circumference and is full of fluid; box has a round, fluorescent orange sticker on the back and a square white sticker on the bot…
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Accession Number
000001445 a-c
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Adrenal Cortex Diseases
MM= Drugs -- hormones -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
A cylindrical brown glass vial (b) sealed with a metal cap moulded over vial lip and neck, in a cardboard box (a) with a paper leaflet (c); vial has a paper label around circumference and is full of fluid; box has a round, fluorescent orange sticker on the back and a square white sticker on the bottom.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box
b - vial
c - leaflet
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1952
circa 1952
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
glass: brown
metal: silver
paper: cream; red; black; orange; white
ink: brown
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "10 CC. S-V No. 20 // STERI-VIAL // ESCHATIN // REGISTERED TRADEMARK // SUPRARENAL // CORTEX EXTRACT // Each 1 cc. contains // 50 dog units. // Contains // 0.5% Phenol // STOCK No. 35-20-1 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO"; right side: "A standardized Extract of the edrenal // cortex hormone. // "Steri-Vial" designates certain sterile multiple dose // packages supplied by Parke, Davis & Company. // KEEP IN A COOL PLACE, // PREFERABLY IN A REFRIGERATOR"; back: "PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // LABORATORIES // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO // BRANCHES // MONTREAL TORONTO WINNIPEG"; left side: "The word Eschatin (derived from the // Greek meaning // "cortex") designates the cortical hor- // mone as manufactured by Parke, Davis & Co."; top: "10 CC. // STERI-VIAL // ESCHATIN"; bottom: "J W"; (b) front: "10 CC. S-C No. 20 // STERI-VIAL // ESCHATIN // REGISTERED TRADEMARK // SUPRARENAL // CORTEX EXTRACT // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO // L C 308 A"; back: "A standardized extract of the // adrenal cortex hormone. // each cc. contains 50 dog units. // Contains 0.5% Phenol // KEEP IN A COOL PLACE, PREFER- // ABLY IN A REFRIGERATOR."; bottom: "T.C.W. CO. // 7 // U.S.A."; (c) To the Medical Profession // ESCHATIN // THERAPEUTIC APPLICATION // [text follows] // DOSAGE // [text follows] // GENERAL DISCUSSION // [text follows] // PHARMACOLOGY // [text follows] // PACKAGES //[text follows] // BIBLIOGRAPHY // [text follows] // PARKE, DAVIS & COMPANY, LTD. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO // W. L. Rev. 3–48"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-3 Row F
Dimension Notes
a - box - Size: Length 5.7 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 2.9 cm
b - vial - Size: Length 5.3 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
c - leaflet (unfolded) - Size: Length 15.1 cm x Width 10.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Box yellowing, dented, scuffed, and dirty; top flap has been torn and repaired with tape; no apparent problems with vial; leaflet yellowed with some dirt at top.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
artefact
Reference Comments
leaflet with artefact
Research Facts
Extract of the adrenal cortex; treats Addison's disease, shock, infectious disease, febrile disease, toxemia of pregnancy, and asthenia.
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Dates
1937
circa 1937
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
997019003 a-k
Description
Iron lung respirator consists of (a) machine with metal chamber having 6 portholes, glass window at top and electrical lamp inside; chamber has smaller compartment at base with door and porthole; chamber is supported by 4 legs that rest on wooden platform with 4 rubber castors; wooden platform als…
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Accession Number
997019003 a-k
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Respiration, Artificial
Ventilators, Mechanical
Poliomyelitis, Bulbar
Description
Iron lung respirator consists of (a) machine with metal chamber having 6 portholes, glass window at top and electrical lamp inside; chamber has smaller compartment at base with door and porthole; chamber is supported by 4 legs that rest on wooden platform with 4 rubber castors; wooden platform also supports motor, metal drum with pipe leading to chamber, and electrical controls with plastic cable leading to chamber; metal encased cloth braided cable runs through machine and is cut; chamber houses pull out (b) bed frame with canvas (c)stretcher; machine includes separate items such as round (d) gage and rubber (e-f) belts, metal (g-h) trays, collection of (i) nuts and bolts, metal (j) grate, metal (k) handle; artifact has missing items such as porthole covers; engine and bellows.
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a - machine - Size: Length 2.0 m. x Width 1.49 m. x Depth 61.5 cm.
b - bed frame - Size: Length 1.97 m. x Width 1.43 m. x Depth 72.0 cm.
c - stretcher - Size: Length 1.78 m. x Width 54.0 cm. x Depth 4.0 cm.
d - gage - Size: Length 19.5 cm. x Width 15.0 cm. x Depth 9.0 cm.
e-f - belts - Size: Width 4.0 cm. x Diam. 26.0 cm.
g-h - trays - Size: Length 59.5 cm. x Width 8.6 cm. x Depth 2.3 cm.
i - nuts and bolt
j - grate - Size: Length 34.0 cm. x Width 19.0 cm. Depth 1.8 cm.
k - handle - Size: Length 13.0 cm. x Width 7.0 cm. x Depth 7.0 cm.
Provenance
Used at Kingston General Hospital.
Maker
Hospital for Sick Children
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1937
circa 1937
Date Remarks
Date appears on object
Material
metal: silver, yellow, black
wood: brown
rubber: black, red
plastic: black, brown
fabric: beige, black
glass: clear
paint: silver, black
Inscriptions
Stenciled with paint on two sides of chamber: "UNIT 11 // DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH / PROVINCE OF ONTARIO // DESIGNED AND BUILT BY // HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN // TORONTO"; impressed on metal plate affixed to unit: "RESPIRATOR // UNIT NO. 11 // DESIGNED & BUILT BY // HOSPITAL FOR // SICK CHILDREN // TORONTO, CAN. // 1937"; embossed on motor: "HAMILTON // GEAR & MACH CO // TORONTO // CANADA"; embossed on metal plate affixed to motor: "LUBRICATION OF WORM GEAR REDUCERS"; printed on face of gage: "Tycos // CERTIFIED // Taylor Instrument Companies // ROCHESTER, N.Y. // M/M"; printed on belt: "V80 // Gates High-Power II V-BELT 16C2240 B86".
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-Floor
Temporary Location
On display: "Vaccines and Immunization: Epidemics, Prevention, and Canadian Innovation"; Museum of Health Care, Nov. 28, 2013.
Condition Remarks
Rust throughout metal parts of artifact. Black paint flaking from castors, rubber of castors is stiff and cracking. Rubber around portholes and entrance to the chamber is discolored and pulverized. Silver paint on chamber is scratched and wood is stained and tarnished. The canvas of stretcher is stained and the cord is cut and has frayed ends. The porthole covers, engine and bellows are missing. Rust throughout metal of iron lung; grate is especially rusted; black paint flaking from castors; rubber of castors is stiff and cracking; rubber around portholes and entrance to chamber discolored and pulverized; silver paint on chamber is scratched; wood is stained and tarnished; canvas of stretcher is stained; cloth braided cord is cut and ends frayed; portholes have residue around them.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Interview with Felcity Pope in donor file; transcribed speech entitled "Thanks to Rotary Club" in donor file; CD #6; CD #7.
Research Facts
Used as artificial breathing for victims of polio with chest paralysis. One of 27 iron lungs made at the Hospital for Sick Children and distributed throughout Ontario. Models from this era are rare as they were fabricated at the Sick Kids Workshop and are of crude construction. This piece, number 11, was built on-site and only one other in Canada is known. See research file. This model was ordered for Kingston General Hospital.
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